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The loss of a poor soul

May 1995 | by Scott Richardson

What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul ?

No one can adequately describe the loss of the soul. No one can paint this dreadful picture in its true colours. You and I will never fully understand what it means to lose one’s soul until we pass through the valley of death and wake up in eternity. Only then shall we begin to know the value of the soul.

The value of things will change greatly in that day. The hour is coming when money, stocks and shares will be worth no more than waste paper. The day is coming when diamonds, silver and gold will be as dust in the streets. The day will dawn when houses, property and land will be as worthless as a child’s worn-out toy. In that day the fame, honour, and glory of this world will be worth no more than faded flowers and withered grass.

In that day a man will be willing to trade all that he knows and can imagine for the privilege of hearing one gospel sermon, one hour of prayer, one verse of Scripture. In that day a man will be willing to trade all the world for one grain of faith. Men will curse the day they were born! In that day of God’s judgement and wrath, what will a man give in exchange for his soul?